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July 30, 1988
Da riter's strike is maybe a good ting. Really. I think becuz it might make some folks read a book insted of waching tv. Maybe even go out and see a play. Gosh, if they reely want to wach tv, maybe the oughtin look at da ejucashunal stuff . . . see wales and fish and how da earth was invented and stuff . . . cuz not everthin is 227 or Miami Vice. . . . STEVE WOLCOTT Los Angeles
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July 11, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
California has had term limits in the Legislature since 1990. Boy, that's really made a massive difference in the quality of governance, hasn't it? In Los Angeles, the rules now limit City Council member to three terms in their seats, and a consequence is that where once local legislators kept a weather eye for vacant jobs in Sacramento, now it's the other way around: Sacramento legislators are looking to city seats as their next political berths. All this is by way of getting to Joel Wachs, who did what no Angeleno -- at least not of any current generation -- is likely to do. Wachs served for 30 years as an L.A. City Council member, representing part of the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY and ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Richard Riordan's staff poked fun this week at the ballot counting mess in Florida by sending out an invitation to a holiday party printed like one of those butterfly ballots that has Democrats crying foul in Tallahassee. The mock ballot offers a chance to vote on whether to attend the party, but the choices don't line up with any of the hole punches that run down the center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2000 | PATRICK MCGREEVY
City Councilman Joel Wachs called Tuesday for Los Angeles to join a boycott of South Carolina until the Legislature there removes the Confederate flag from its statehouse, saying the pendant is a symbol of racism. The motion by Wachs, to be considered by the full council next week, would prohibit city employees from visiting South Carolina at government expense until the flag is taken down. Wachs also sought a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1994 | HUGO MARTIN
Responding to the fear of seniors in the San Fernando Valley following the murder of two elderly women, Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs will today propose the creation of a senior safety program. If approved by the City Council, Wachs' proposal would instruct the Police Department and other city departments dealing with senior citizens to establish a program to stem the fear of crime among the elderly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1985 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
The debate over rent control in Los Angeles, always the object of an intense fight, resumed Monday as City Councilman Joel Wachs proposed a formula that would reduce the rate of allowable rent increases by more than 50%. Wachs' formula would limit annual increases to 3% this year, as opposed to the 7% now in effect. It is the first proposal to come from the council since the completion April 23 of a $500,000, six-month rent control study.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2001
In a time when we so often see our public officials run for cover, Joel Wachs was a refreshing, complicated, controversial and courageous public servant ("Wachs to Leave Council for N.Y.," May 31). Those qualities made him stand tall above the others, but also contributed to the fact that he will be residing in New York rather than at Getty House. Wachs was a scrappy fighter for the underdog. And along the road he made some powerful enemies. The politicians he irritated and the special interests he fought lined up against him, throwing their support to his opponents in the April election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1995
Your editorial ("A Fiscal Fitness Trainer for City Hall," Sept. 3) commending and praising Joel Wachs but taking him to task for asking reimbursement of car expenses for his city-owned automobile only shows how shortsighted your editorial policy is. Joel has shown a waste of millions, but you take him to task over pennies. Joel Wachs has done nothing that isn't given executives in private industry. He was open and above board and it violated no law. I wonder what perks the senior editors of the Los Angeles Times receive?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1997
Dismayed by television reports of unsanitary practices in restaurants, Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs urged his colleagues Friday to ask the county to toughen its health regulations and crack down more swiftly on violators. "You've got to be sure that the moment the cameras go away, you don't go back to business as usual," said Wachs, who introduced a motion urging the county to demand better training for restaurant employees and give more power to its own health inspectors.
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September 21, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Greg Nelson, chief of staff to Councilman Joel Wachs, has been appointed general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, Mayor James K. Hahn said Thursday. Hahn said Nelson's 26 years working for the Studio City councilman and his role in drafting the original plan for neighborhood councils make him well-qualified to take over the department, which has been struggling as it prepares to begin certifying advisory neighborhood councils across Los Angeles.
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